The idea is simple: compare these two competing providers with each other avoiding common pitfalls and prejudice. Using several devices on several locations to try and avoid issues with coverage and hardware limitations.
On the proximus side I used the ‘Generation Connect’ pre-paid card (which has been discontinued).
On mobile vikings a regular 15€ top-up with data focus was used.
Proximus vs Mobile Vikings: The results
|Connection Proximus||Mobile Vikings||Download Proximus (Mbps)||Download Mobile Vikings (Mbps)||Upload Proximus (Mbps)||Upload Mobile Vikings (Mbps)|
Results where operators did not have the same type of connections (3G vs 4G or vice versa) have been omitted.
Tests were run in several locations mainly in West-Flanders. Locations include: Bruges, Kortrijk, Mouscron and others. The data suggests that Mobile vikings has faster connections than Proximus in most occasions/locations. However when Proximus has the speed advantage it really blows Mobile Vikings out of the water. At the moment we can conclude that Proximus is faster in bigger cities (where I have been able to run the tests) and that Mobile Vikings is the endurance champion. Faster speeds on most locations but not able to compete everywhere.
To have more conclusive data, I’ve decided to run the tests some more at different locations, both in big and small cities. I will update the findings above as soon as more data is available.